Share your local knowledge of North Melbourne.
Place a marker within the boundary on the map below, and tell us why you think this place is important.
Consultation closes Monday 11 November.
How to use the map:
1. Find an address through the address search bar or by zooming in using the top right navigation.
2. Select 'Add Marker' in the bottom right corner and place it on your location.
3. Select a category from the drop down list and add a comment to support your choice. Add an image too if you have one.
4. Select submit to post your comment.
Place a marker on the map for the following categories:
These might be buildings, parks, trees, landscapes, gardens, monuments or public art – anything you feel might have value to North Melbourne's cultural heritage and sense of local identity, which is not already protected. Tell us where it is and any information you can share about it.
Do you have any information about places that are already protected by the Heritage Overlay for their heritage values?
Tell us about places that have strong or special ongoing connections for existing communities or cultural groups. The reason for the connection can be spiritual, religious, cultural, political, or derived from common experience. We are interested to hear about the place, the group it's been important to in the past, and how that connection continues today.
Your special places
Why is the heritage of North Melbourne important to you? Tell us about places that are special to you personally and why they should be protected.
Where are the heritage places that make North Melbourne different to other suburbs – Carlton or Parkville for example? What heritage places might you find in North Melbourne that do not exist in other suburbs?
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- What kind of place can I include?
Any place you think has heritage value to North Melbourne within the study area.
The place might be a building, park, tree, landscape, garden, monument, public art or anything you feel might have value to North Melbourne’s cultural heritage and sense of local identity.
We are also interested to know about places that have ongoing connection with existing and recognisable communities or cultural groups. The reason for the connection can be spiritual, religious, cultural, political or derived from common experience.
- What is the North Melbourne Heritage Review?
The City of Melbourne’s current North Melbourne heritage information for the study area is based on a study completed in 1983. The study needs to be reviewed in line with current best practice.
The review includes Aboriginal, shared, and post contact heritage in order to form a holistic understanding of North Melbourne’s transformation over time. It also considers the heritage significance of the resulting physical layout, places and culture.
The current project uses best practice for heritage assessments and will review all places – currently protected and unprotected by the planning scheme – within a defined area of North Melbourne.
The consultants will make recommendations for changes to existing heritage places where required, new proposed heritage places that need protection, and any new precincts.
Community members will be asked to identify places in the study area that they believe have importance to the area’s heritage.
- Will places I identify be protected?
The consultants will research the places suggested by you to see if they meet the threshold for local protection. Places they assess as meeting the threshold will then go through a planning scheme amendment process before they can be added to the Heritage Overlay.
- What is the area included in the review and why?
The area is bounded to the north by Flemington Road, to the east by Capel Street, to the south by Victoria Street and to the west by Dryburgh and Melrose Streets.
Areas outside the immediate defined boundary are not included as they have been reviewed by previous heritage studies: City North Heritage Review 2013, Arden Macaulay Heritage Review 2012, Kensington Heritage Review 2013.
- How will my feedback be used?
The feedback you provide will:
- Bring to our attention any places that need to be investigated for heritage protection in the Melbourne Planning Scheme.
- Add to our knowledge and understanding of existing heritage places, and potentially add information to written documentation on them.
- Build our understanding of the places the community values and why.
- Increase our understanding of what makes North Melbourne distinctive.
- What happens next?
We expect to complete our Heritage Review by the end of June 2020. We may contact some participants as part of our research process to find out more about the places and stories that you've highlighted.
We'll seek to protect identified heritage places that meet the threshold in the Melbourne Planning Scheme through a planning scheme amendment.
The planning scheme amendment will provide multiple opportunities for the community to have a detailed look at the heritage study and all of its components, and to comment on the findings and recommendations as part of the process. The timing of the planning scheme amendment has not been determined but is most likely to be in the latter part of 2020.